IPL news December 18, 2012

Hyderabad IPL franchise named Sunrisers

ESPNcricinfo staff

The IPL franchise from Hyderabad has been named Sunrisers by its new owners, Sun TV Network. The ownership of the franchise, previously known as the Deccan Chargers and owned by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited, changed hands in October. The new name was announced in Chennai on Tuesday.

The Sun TV network had bid Rs 85.05 crores per year (approx $15.9m) for a five-year deal, a week after Deccan Chargers was terminated due to prolonged financial issues.

Sun TV Networks Limited, which is headquartered in Chennai, is one of India's biggest television networks with 32 TV channels and 45 FM radio stations primarily catering to an audience in the four southern languages of India. Their network includes channels covering news, entertainment, film, documentary and music.

Sunrisers will have the services of Kumar Sangakkara, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma and JP Duminy, among others, in IPL 2013, as the Sun TV Network had retained 20 players from the terminated Deccan Chargers.

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  • sri on December 21, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    @Rajarajan Sundaram Pretty emotional. @Rajeev129 said he hates CSK not tamilians. I too hate CSK (esp jadeja, srinivasan, and the skipper)or for that matter all IPL teams who are destroying the cricket) And it is pretty obvious that some of CSK's b-grade players will take over Hyd's b-grade players and there will be no interest from local in this tournament that lacks domestic quality(thats over all india)

  • Dummy4 on December 21, 2012, 4:45 GMT

    I can see lot of ppl forget to SEE tht the team's full name is "Sun Risers Hyderabad" and there are many local players in the team if you FOLLOW the ranji teams of Hyderabad, Andhra and Orissa (Yes, orissa falls under SRH region).....

  • Dummy4 on December 20, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    i would say its just another in justice done in the name of saving and taking over the team .this is a carefully planned move to subdew the local flavour and taste of the people.not hatred towards a community as some would say it,just feel sad that now no more it is a hyderabad team but rather a chennai tam franchise 2 to increase their domination . this time would only tell the story which will unfold later.

  • Dummy4 on December 20, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    The name should include a reference to its base location or should have as many local players as possible. This name seems wrong as it doesnt have any link with Deccan/Hyderabad

  • RAJARAMAN on December 20, 2012, 8:19 GMT

    What nonsense ... when there is so much fuss over Andhra and Telengana ... why choose Hyderabad for a name ... Sun is common to all ... the team name refers to rising of it ... Ex-Dc fans should only be happy that Sun network bought the franchise .. they will run it professionally, be very prudent in 2014 auction and ensure team success at any cost ... by the way what is the conection of SRk with Kolkata? Same here. Good luck to Sun Risers ...

  • Dummy4 on December 19, 2012, 19:17 GMT

    @ Rajeev129, Why so much hatred towards Tamilians. If you are happy enough to watch the channels from SUN network, Why you are showing so much dissent towards Cricket. Either, I don have any part to play in SUN/IPL. Too much of cricket spoiled the interest.

    If you don't like a particular community, Keep it with you. Don try to provoke others.

    Comments should be on Cricket and not on the People!

  • Dummy4 on December 19, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    gilchrist was the only man who leaded that side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nick on December 19, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    a csk-b team in making with the base as hyderabad..no hyderabadi flavour..every team in the ipl is named after it's base..sad that we are not lucky enough for not having a local team

  • Dummy4 on December 19, 2012, 15:39 GMT

    Weak - you can tell that some corporates thought that up in a meeting and thought that it sounded cool. It doesn't even really mean anything - not a strong sporting name in ANY shape or form. Embarassing.

  • nadesan on December 19, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    atleast suntv people wont mortgage their team and refuse to pay salary to the players,like the previous owners did.they need more homegrown stars like other teams to win ipl.2009 they had rohitsharma rpsingh.now only parthiv and ishant amitmishra r in the team not doing much.they should try a new jersey colour in ipl other than blue or yellow.

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